AAL, one of the world’s leading global breakbulk and heavy lift operators, has been named ‘Best Shipping Line – Project Cargo’ at the prestigious 2015 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards, held recently in Hong Kong.
The award win follows a year of major successful development activity for AAL, since the company won in the same category last year. This activity, among others, included entering into a global cooperation with heavy lift operator and tonnage provider Peter Döhle, the opening of a new office in Japan, as well as re-branding to mark the company’s 20th year of operations and its status as a truly global operator.
The AFLAS Awards recognise leading service providers including air and shipping lines; air and seaports; as well as logistics operators, 3PLs and other associated industry professionals. The nomination and voting process allowed the more than 15,000 readers of Asia Cargo News and e-news subscribers to vote for the leading companies in the market, and determine the winners, making the results the opinion of service users rather than a panel of judges.
Kyriacos Panayides, Managing Director of AAL, commented: “We are delighted and honoured to have won in the Project Cargo Category of the AFLAS Awards for the second consecutive year. The fact that the awards are judged by service users makes this win particularly important, as it’s recognition of our hard work and our commitment to delivering the best possible transportation solutions and value to our customers.”
Established in 1995, the Singapore-headquartered company operates the youngest fleet in the multipurpose (MPP) and heavylift sector, comprising of owned vessels as well as chartered-in tonnage.